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Title: Terrorism and the rule of law : rethinking the 'Asean ways" and responses
Author: Ahmad, Abdul Razak
Awarding Body: University of Leeds
Current Institution: University of Leeds
Date of Award: 2012
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This research is intended to critically analyse the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) strategic role as a regional institution in addressing the transnational threat of terrorism. By examining ASEAN's history, development and security initiatives, this thesis argues that ASEAN, as it aspires to be a security community, has the necessary experience and potential in managing regional security challenges, particularly in combating terrorism. In considering ASEAN's role and potential as an emerging security community, it is predicted that ASEAN's future security challenges, especially the ongoing threat of terrorism, are to have serious implications on humans as well as States. Thus, the adoption of an ASEAN Counter Terrorism Convention 2007, although a move in the right direction, is far from sufficient. ASEAN requires multifaceted approaches that could complement its current and future multilateral initiatives. An ASEAN counter terrorism strategy should then be founded on a more holistic, security conscious approach based on the concepts of human security, enhanced multilateral cooperation and the rule of law. The realisation of such a strategy ho~ever, requires effective counter terrorism' cooperation, greater institutionalisation of ASEAN and its security initiatives, and the rethinking of its strong adherence to its established norms and the ASEAN 'Way'. Only a developed and sophisticated ASEAN could deliver a more secure Southeast Asia.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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